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November 07, 2006 14:30 ET

CN names head of Sales and Marketing for Forest Products

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 7, 2006) - CN announced today the promotion of Vee Kachroo to assistant vice-president, Sales and Marketing, Forest Products.

This newly created position provides CN with a unique management structure to develop sales goals and marketing initiatives for its forest products customers. The forest products industry faces numerous business challenges and CN is adapting to be responsive to its needs.

The Sales and Marketing functions for Forest Products will continue to operate as distinct units. Kachroo will report to Stan Jablonski, senior vice-president, Sales, and to Jean-Jacques Ruest, senior vice-president, Marketing.

James M. Foote, executive vice-president, Sales and Marketing, for CN, said: "I am very pleased to announce Vee's new appointment. He's been a key contributor to the Sales and Marketing function and has demonstrated exceptional leadership in managing the Forest Products sales segment. His continuous focus on delivering results will establish a significant partnership between CN and its customers. I am very confident he will develop a sustainable and comprehensive business model for CN and its forest products customers to remain competitive."

Foote added: "Having Sales and Marketing functions as separate but complementary entities is the best organizational structure for the Sales and Marketing department."

Kachroo joined CN in 1986 as an engineer in the Signals and Communications group. Since 1988, he has been in the Sales and Marketing department, where he has held positions as account manager, director of Marketing in the Forest Products and the Metals and Minerals group, and most recently, assistant vice-president, Sales, Forest Products.

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